Job offer: Music Promoter / Communication Officer

About Pilar & VUB

Pilar is a lively artistic lab for young people on the main campus of the VUB. Our offer includes a diverse mix of cultural activities, with music and visual arts as the main disciplines. We act as a discovery platform with a special focus on emerging artists and creators. Talent development and co-creation are central to our operation, resulting in a hotbed of creativity. Pilar experiments, creates, presents and connects. Preferably through each other.

The Vrije Universiteit Brussel has been a key player in the Flemish higher education landscape for over 50 years. The university counts more than 18000 students and together with its hospital UZ Brussel it employs more than 6000 people. The Vrije Universiteit Brussel is the largest Dutch-speaking employer in the capital.

Your job content

As a music promoter and communication officer, on the one hand you will be responsible for the development of an exciting and diverse music program. The other half of your job is devoted to communicating the offerings to Pilar's various audiences.

Your operational tasks:

- You will put together an exciting, varied, challenging and fresh program that strengthens and broadens Pilar's music operation among our diverse (youth) target audience;
- You are responsible for contacting agents, artists and our wide music network; 
- You manage your own artistic and production budget. You perform administrative tasks related to the music programming;
- You play a key role in the preparation of concert announcements; 
- You follow up the production of concerts and nightlife events; 
- You follow up on ticket sales and help think about its expansion; 
- Together with your colleague, you are responsible for the implementation of Pilar's communication strategy. You are responsible for the following tasks: content creation website (events, blog, festival page, ...); layout and distribution of newsletters; development and realization of new promotional opportunities and actions; 
- You are skilled in managing social media channels and have a basic understanding of tools and strategies we can apply. In addition, you are a creative inspiration for digital communications and support your colleague in developing engaging and quality content; 
- You are independently responsible for the preparation, organization, supervision and evaluation of small-scale communication projects.


Your skills

- You have a bachelor's degree or equivalent through experience;
- You breathe music and have in-depth knowledge of the local, national and international music scene;
- You know which innovative projects, collectives or (sub)genres are becoming the next thing for young people. From experimental to pop, your music taste knows no traditional genre restrictions;
- You have experience in organising concerts and bookings; 
- You have knowledge of financial project management / preparing concert costings;
- You are willing to regularly work evenings and weekends; 
- You are sociable and communicative, working smoothly both independently and in a team; 
- You get energy from giving young talent opportunities;
- You are available at short notice; 
- You have a good knowledge of English and Dutch. Knowledge of French is a strong plus;
- You find your way to and through Brussels easily;
- You are a thorough negotiator;
- You are flexible, assertive and stress-resistant;
- You are in possession of a driving licence B.

What we offer

An exciting position at Vrije Universiteit Brussel with brilliant challenges, important responsibilities, creative opportunities and plenty of variety. 
You will join a professional and ambitious team where your efforts are appreciated. We offer you a part-time contract (80%) of indefinite duration with a monthly salary according to scale 5.1. of the universities in the Flemish Community. In addition, you will enjoy benefits such as:

- An open informal working environment with attention to your work-life balance, an exceptional leave scheme with 35 leave days, closure between Christmas and New Year and 3 extra leave days;
- Free hospitalisation and very nice group insurance with guaranteed income; 
- Maximum reimbursement commuting by public transport and/or a bicycle allowance;  
- Varied meals in our campus restaurants at an attractive rate; 
- Advantageous sports opportunities, a range of discounts through Benefits@Work (in all kinds of shops, on flights, at petrol stations, amusement parks...) and Ecocheques; 
- Nursery close to campus, discounts on holiday camps;
- The space to help shape your job content and continuously learn via our VUB learning platforms and training courses;
- And finally: an inspiring and vibrant workplace and creative and passionate colleagues with a healthy drive and a good sense of humour.

Get in touch

Questions about the job itself?  
Contact Gijs Ieven at gijs.ieven@vub.be or 0486/681.828

Questions about the selection procedure and/or the offer?  
Contact Sarah Ingelbrecht at Sarah.Sigrid.Inghelbrecht@vub.be or 0475/ 80 23 93.

Apply before 23 February through jobs.vub.be

Written by Gijs Ieven

10 February 2024
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